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Top five overlooked cybersecurity issues

In the news you will often hear about the most dangerous threats from cyber security experts. These may apply to your organisation but more immediately there are some vulnerabilities to be aware of

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs
#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs

NEWSWATCH: Today, Wednesday, 21 June 2017, South Africans are encouraged to join the #SocialMediaBlackout campaign

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

The power of personalisation in customer service
The power of personalisation in customer service

Recently I came across a radio interview with a “personal branding specialist”. Addressing the listeners, the guest spoke of the importance of clearly defining who you are

By Wynand Smit 20 Jun 2017

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa
Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Wi-Fi is so alive and kicking, it has its own dedicated day. Today, 20 June 2017 marks the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day - a day celebrated around the globe

By Riaan Graham 20 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Are you accidentally damaging your smartphone? Seven tips to keep it safe

Accidentally scratching, drowning, crushing, or even melting your smartphone is ridiculously easy. But by implementing a few protective measures, you can almost eliminate that possibility

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

Claude Schuck
Managing the value of data

No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resiliency is to be had by leveraging the foundation put in place by IT

By Claude Schuck 14 Jun 2017

Turning power lines into internet connectivity
Turning power lines into internet connectivity

With some analysts predicting that the global power over ethernet (PoE) market will reach $1bn by 2022, we are living in exciting times for the technology that uses the electrical wiring of a home as a wired data network

By Colin Thornton 13 Jun 2017

Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism
Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism

There are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population. This reflects the opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism

By Josephine Wawira 9 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Avenews-GT
#StartupStory: Avenews-GT

All the way from Israel to Cape Town, our second Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa #StartupStory is that of Avenews-GT - a digital trading platform based on blockchain technology aiming to modernise agricultural trade

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Jun 2017

Colin Thornton
Combating ransomware [part II]

In a previous article, we examined the rise of ransomware and some of the issues that people need to be aware of when addressing this scourge

By Colin Thornton 7 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: The youth of South Africa is alive with possibility
#YouthMonth: The youth of South Africa is alive with possibility

Rendani Nevhulaudzi (28) is the MD of Jören Communications, a technology company supplying ICT services. We find out more about his business and how he is providing employment to young people

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Jun 2017

Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London
Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London

The annual EMEA Adobe Summit in London is a huge calendar event for us at Cognifide, as part of the WPP Adobe Alliance

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Jun 2017

Cloud-based retail gets closer to the ground
Cloud-based retail gets closer to the ground

Once the darling of the US retail industry, Sears has become a poster-child of what happens when poor strategy meets brutal levels of digital disruption

By Mpumi Nhlapo 2 Jun 2017

Candace van Zyl
The need for smarter CRM software

With the shift from product-focused to customer-focused business in most organisations in the modern world, CRM software is at the forefront of customer satisfaction

By Candace van Zyl 1 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel
#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

Comabting ransomware [part I]
Comabting ransomware [part I]

Even though local statistics are difficult to come by given the sensitive matter of the issue, ransomware is on the increase in South Africa and the rest of the world

By Colin Thornton 30 May 2017

Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy
Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy

You can have all your communication channels lined up and ready to go, your agents trained to help via phone, email, SMS, web chat and via social media, but you could be missing a trick

By Wynand Smit 29 May 2017

Lance Solms, head of itransact
Keeping fintech and investment simple

You need to understand that when I was growing up, email didn't even exist

By Nicci Botha 29 May 2017

Developed from NASA technology, SAM partners in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) with human support to help autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations and build the knowledge of in-vehicle AI.
Cars are becoming life-saving smart

Autonomous driving technology is developing at a rapid pace. Business Insider's research platform has forecast that there will be around 10 million cars with various self-driving features on the road in the UK by 2020

By Mike Whitfield 26 May 2017

Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator
Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration

By Tom Jackson 25 May 2017

Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site
Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site

Here are some of the ways you can maintain your WordPress business site to ensure optimal performance

By Charles Mburugu 25 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you
#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of OfferZen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as SnapScan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola

By Ilse van den Berg 24 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry
How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

Alphaspirit © –
Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

Ransomware: more than just file encryption [part II]
Ransomware: more than just file encryption [part II]

Off the back of a previous article on the types of ransomware you may not have been aware of, in this article, we'll look at a few preventative measures to make sure you're protected or able to mitigate the effects of ransomware

By Doros Hadjizenonos 11 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind

Jeshika Ramchund opened the second day's morning session at the 24th Annual FIDIC-GAMA Conference on Infrastructure by unpacking the power of technology to disrupt both industries and the notion of the profession

By Sindy Peters 10 May 2017

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa
Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Rolling out tech solutions for the African consumer is a marathon, not a sprint

By Tom Jackson 5 May 2017

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